Interferometric gravitational wave detector
An interferometric gravitational wave detector is a gravitational wave detector that uses laser interferometry to detect the influence of gravitational waves on light that is moving back and forth between test masses.
Interferometric gravitational wave detectors include
- GEO600 near Sarstedt, Germany,
- LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) in the United States, in Hanford, Washington, laser beam arms totalling 5 miles, and a 2.5 x 2.5 mile facility in Livingston, Louisiana, 30 miles east of Baton Rouge.
- Virgo interferometer, near Pisa, Italy.
- A New Ear on the Universe BBC World Service, 26 September 2015
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